Masters in Information Security and Assurance
In addition to the general admission requirements of the university,
applicants to the MS-ISA program must meet the following minimum entrance requirements:
Hold a four-year (120 credits) baccalaureate degree in an appropriate discipline
from an accredited institution.
Have earned a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 credits of
Provide a brief (one- to two-page) statement of educational and work experience in
the computing field that includes a statement of career goals in information security and assurance.
Submit a departmental self-evaluation form
that is essential for evaluating foundation
requirements by the department faculty. This form may be obtained from the department office.
Show proof of a satisfactory score on the GRE, if required.
The test should have been taken within five years of applying for admission.
We have the following policy with regard to the GRE. The test is required
unless the applicant
has an undergraduate degree in science or engineering from a U.S. university
and graduated with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 hours; or
has a graduate degree in science or engineering from a U.S. university; or
has been admitted as a non-degree student and meets all the following requirements:
has an undergraduate degree from a U.S. university, has an undergraduate GPA of 3.0
or better in the last 60 hours; and received at least a B in all foundation courses
taken at GMU or elsewhere.
Submit the appropriate application form with three letters of recommendation from persons
directly knowledgeable of the applicant's professional and academic competence.
TOEFL for international students.
Acceptance into the MS-ISA program is based on overall assessment of
the applicant's potential ability to complete the program of study in
a satisfactory manner. Well-qualified students with minor
deficiencies may be admitted to the program in provisional status,
with specified course work to be completed within a specified time.
Applying to the Program
To apply to the program go to the GMU Graduate Admissions web page.
For Further Information
Additional information on the program is available from the
MSIS Student Advisor (email@example.com)